Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Summer Institute 2013, June 16 - June 28
Over the past years, the University of Mannheim has run the EITM Europe Summer Institute four times and will continue its activity from June 16 to June 28 2013. In addition to training, EITM Europe has become the summer institute with the largest worldwide network among young academics interested in the highest standard of scholarly research in Europe. EITM is training a new generation of political scientists and political economists, who are interested in integrating theoretical and empirical research to advance our understanding in politics. Outside Europe EITM takes place only at the most distinguished universities in two formats, an alternating with Harvard (2002), Michigan (2003, 2006 and 2009), Duke (2004 and 2008), UC-Berkeley (2005, 2010), UCLA (2007) and Chicago (2011), and a regular format at WashU (since 2002). A typical feature of EITM is that outstanding senior scholars teach the advanced program and thereby create a worldwide network among EITM participants.
The 2013 EITM Europe program will include a class on theoretical and empirical foundations taught by James Lo and Randy Calvert from June 16 to June 21. The theoretical models adressed span game theory, spatial theory, public choice theories, agent-based and behavioral economics models as well as general equilibrium models. Empirical methods covered include inferential and Bayesian statistics, experimental and computational methods, and quantitative text analysis. The second class on selection and strategic modeling is taught by Curtis Signorino and lasts from June 24 to June 28. All classes start at 9am until 12am, and from 2pm to 5pm. As in previous years, about four evening lectures will present applications to the study of Europe, including formal models and empirical analyses of European decision making.
EITM Europe 2013 Generous Funding Kindly Provided By
The SGEU is pleased to announce that, in addition to its grant of €5000, it has secured a grant of €1500 from the ECPR Standing Group Summer School Funding. These resources will be used to sponsor participation of Ph.D. students from ECPR member institutions. Awards will be allocated on the basis of merit, but a preference will be given to students from poorer institutions and countries.